Tuesday, January 3

A Brief Painting

After a few days of heavy fog and several more inches of snow,
we had a lovely view of the painted sunset this evening.
Within a few minutes, the color faded
and the lights went out on another day in the West.

Saturday, December 31

Happy New Year

Though we often do not see the 'big picture' 
that God has laid out for us, 
He has caused us to hear His loving kindness each morning
and caused us to know the way wherein we should walk this year. (Psalm 143:8)

We are grateful for God leading us to Utah 
and the work He has granted us to accomplish this year, 
even on those days when we can only see a few steps ahead.

We look forward to what He will do through us
in the coming year and thank each of you for your part in our ministry.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 16

The Pack


Utah Valley University is a lovely campus.

The grounds are well-kept;

The architecture is both old

 and modern;

and like the rest of Orem,
it is surrounded by beautiful mountains.

The campus is quieter in the evenings,
but many attend night classes.

The library is well-used all hours of the day

and night.

Every building on campus is connected by wide hallways
in which you can get to any building without going outside.

They are filled with students with great burdens.

...and not just their backpack.

At first glance you might not notice the spiritual need
for some students freely wear a smile.

Others wear their burdens on their countenance.

A huge majority of the student body here
labor through life without knowing truth or the Giver of peace.

They study hard and have many responsibilities,
but it does not take long to see the burden they are carrying.

The stairs, sidewalks, and halls are filled with
thousands who simply do not know Jesus.

Whether airing their burdens publicly

or tucking themselves away in some corner,

there is no denying the spiritual emptiness on campus.

One way we are seeking to reach these students
is through our information table on campus

a place where they can stop and ask any question they may have 
about our ministry, God, or the Bible.

We desire to see them throw their burden
at the foot of the cross and be set free!

Whenever you see someone wearing a backpack,
would you pray for the students at UVU?